Skip to content
Licensed Unlicensed Requires Authentication Published by De Gruyter 2017

Trust in the World. Going to the Movies with Cavell, Wittgenstein, and Some Prior Philosophers

From the book Aesthetics Today
Josef Früchtl


One of the challenging aspects of the philosophy of Stanley Cavell is the fact that he connects the central philosophical problem of scepticism with art and cinema. In doing this, he very much relies on Wittgenstein, but has to make two even larger argumentative steps that connect him to a theory of subjectivity, elaborated by German idealism, and to a theory of aesthetic experience first elaborated by Kant. Going to the movies with Cavell,Wittgenstein, and these prior philosophers means restoring our trust in the (modern) world.

© 2017 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Munich/Boston